Kevin Leahy

Role: National Finds Adviser - Early Medieval metalwork
Database records prefix: NLM

Address: C/o FLO at North Lincolnshire Museum
Oswald Road Scunthorpe Lincolnshire DN15 7BD

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Short profile:

Before starting in archaeology Kevin trained as a foundry engineer and remains interested in metals. He read archaeology at Leicester and then spent 29 years as archaeologist at the North Lincolnshire Museum where, having to cover all periods of the past, he became a generalist. While at the Museum he excavated some important Anglo-Saxon sites including the Cleatham cemetery, which formed the basis of his Nottingham PhD. He started recording metal detector finds more than 30 years ago when he saw how ploughing was destroying sites.

Kevin has written a number of books including 'Anglo-Saxon Crafts', 'The Anglo-Saxon Kingdom of Lindsey' and 'Interrupting the Pots; Excavation of Cleatham Anglo-Saxon Cemetery'. Retiring from the museum in 2007 he now works part- time for the PAS as a National Finds Advisor covering the early Medieval period but also assisting with flint and stone.

While with the PAS he was responsible for the first catalogue of the great Staffordshire Hoard of Anglo-Saxon treasure, a project with which he remains involved. He is also working on Anglo-Saxon tools hoards and Irish metalwork from England.

Phone (work): 07792 682 938
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Period breakdown

A breakdown of finds by period
Period Finds Records
Bronze Age 32 30
Early Medieval 414 398
Greek And Roman Provincial 1 1
Iron Age 17 17
Medieval 542 542
Mesolithic 344 194
Modern 12 12
Neolithic 269 205
Palaeolithic 4 4
Post Medieval 282 282
Roman 525 525
Unknown 52 52

Records breakdown

A breakdown of finds recorded
Year Quarter Finds Records
1999 4 1 1
2000 2 20 20
2000 3 158 158
2000 4 70 70
2008 2 1 1
2009 1 9 9
2009 2 1 1
2009 3 1 1
2010 3 82 82
2010 4 183 183
2011 1 90 90
2011 2 150 150
2011 3 128 128
2011 4 55 55
2012 1 60 60
2012 2 177 177
2012 3 196 196
2012 4 1 1
2013 1 56 56
2013 2 194 175
2013 3 108 108
2013 4 15 15
2014 1 6 6
2014 2 1 1
2014 3 71 71
2014 4 67 67
2015 1 2 2
2015 2 136 114
2015 3 180 130
2015 4 239 98
2016 1 36 36

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